Monday, January 4, 2010

My Friend Linda

Raising goats has given me many friends, but Linda Graham particularly has touched me deeply.  Her Nigerians, LaMancha's & Mini LaMancha's couldn't have had a better caregiver.   She loved her chickens, loved to cook, and once it got warm enough to dig in the dirt, she was out planting anything she could.    She had an infectious laugh, a tendency to look on the briaght side of things, and had a heart of gold. 

I never had the pleasure of actually meeting Linda face to face; but between our emails and phone calls back and forth we were close and am grateful that I knew her.  I miss her deeply.

Linda Marie Graham (1952-2009) Share E-mail Visit Guest Book

Linda Marie Graham, 57, of Sherman passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at her residence. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4 at Dannel Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Randy Thompson of Tom Bean Baptist Church, with interment following in West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

Linda was born March 9, 1952 in Petoskey, Michigan, to George and Louise Berger Luther. She attended Denison schools. On March 8, 2008, she married T.J. Graham, although they had been together since March 15, 1995. Linda befriended the personnel from the 240th Assault Helicopter Company. She designed and maintained the website to tribute their service in the Vietnam conflict. An outstanding homemaker, Linda was the best cook and had the greenest thumb. She was known as the most down-to-earth person.

Linda is survived by her husband; father, George Luther of Waco; mother Louise Curtiss of Manistee, Mich.; sons, Cody Calhoun and wife Melinda of Benton, Ark., and Daniel Graham and wife Stacy of Maybank; daughters, Kris Baur and husband Kirk of McKinney, and Nycol Mosley and husband Michael of Melissa; brother, David Luther and wife Tessie of Grant, Ala.; sisters Janice Thompson and husband Don of Sherman, Eileen Breedlove and husband Guy of Quitman, Cindy Plocher and husband Tony of Quitman, Karen Collins and husband Mark of Quinlan, Sandra Keeley and husband Neal of Draper, Utah; and 13 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Graham, Michael Mosley, Kyle Baur, Don Thompson, Toby Farnham, and Kenny Farnham.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, 505 W. Center St., Sherman, TX 75090-7827.

Published in The Herald Democrat on January 3, 2010 print


Mary Humphrey said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your beautiful friend, Linda. It sounds like she was a special person that touched many lives. God bless.

Hidden Brook Farm said...

Thank you Mary, she was a just a good gal...she use to be on Goat Chat some...her ID was TexomaCaprines.

Tonia said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Unknown said...

She was a wonderful friend. Kind and caring. A true friend who will be missed greatly. Im going to miss her so much.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I do remember Linda from GC and I am sorry I did not get to know her better. She sounds like a wonderful person and a good friend.

Hidden Brook Farm said...

She thought a lot of you Amy and enjoyed seeing you choosing & mastering each path you have set your heart on to do.

Thank you Tonia & Jennifer.